Greenfield Village was founded by Henry Ford in 1929 to preserve the American past and show visitors how people used to live. The village covers about 80 acres, with nearly 100 historic buildings. It includes the Henry Ford Museum, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center, an IMAX Theatre, and a charter school.
Holiday Nights is like stepping into a cross between a Charles Dickens novel and “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Visitors walk along lantern-lit paths to experience holidays from the 18th century up to the early 20th century. They can walk through historic homes, see Christmas decorations throughout the centuries, enjoy costumed presenters, horse-drawn wagon and Model T rides, and see Santa and his reindeer.
Holiday Nights has been voted a top holiday event by USA Today and Reader’s Digest. It takes place each weekend through December 27 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Visit the website for ticket information and availability.